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Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories By the time of his early death in , Raymond Carver had established himself as one of the greatest practitioners of the American short story, a writer who had not only found his own voice but imprinted it in the imaginations of thousands of readers Where I m Calling From , his last collection, encompasses classic stories from Cathedral , What We Talk About When We Talk About Love and earlier Carver volumes, along with seven new works previosly unpublished in book form Together, thesestories give us a superb overview of Carver s life work and show us why he was so widely imitated but never equaled


10 thoughts on “Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories

  1. Glenn Russell Glenn Russell says:

    The typical profile of an American adult reader of literature is a college educated professional making a decent salary in a choice environment such as the publishing industry, law office, consulting firm or college or university But how about the other America, populated by men and women worlds away from ever reading literary works, men and


  2. s.penkevich s.penkevich says:

    It ought to make us feel ashamed when we talk like we know what we re talking about when we talk about love. Life has a way of breaking even the strongest of hearts, of dashing families, friendships and lovers against the cold rocks of reality, leaving hopes and dreams to drown beneath the waves of approaching days.Through his short life the


  3. Orsodimondo Orsodimondo says:

    SHOW, DON T TELLRobert Altman e Tess Gallagher, la vedova di Raymond Carver, durante le riprese del film.Prima di morire, nel 1988, Carver selezion proprio questi trentasette racconti per la sua ultima antologia in vita, presumibilmente quelli che lui considerava i suoi migliori.Per me, il meglio del meglio Non esiste nessuno come Carver E se a


  4. Glenn Sumi Glenn Sumi says:

    I wanted the first book I read in 2018 to be special, and this classic selection of stories by Raymond Carver the final book he published during his lifetime he died in 1988 at the incredibly young age of 50 fit the bill.Here, presented in chronological order, are 37 stories representingthan two decades work Some of them are among the most power


  5. Evi * Evi * says:

    Impressioni scritte prima del 15 febbraio 2018 L altro pomeriggio sabato, ferma ad un semaforo in attesa della freccia di svolta a sinistra, occhio nello specchietto retrovisore che mi restituisce un immagine nitidamente perfetta non accecata dalla luce di una giornate di sole n oscurata dal buio notturno.Come fosse lo schermo rettangolare di un


  6. Bonnie Bonnie says:

    5 starsIn keeping with my study of the short story, I figured it was about time I picked up Raymond Carver Call me a late bloomer The only story I had previously read by him was Cathedral, which is excellent This is basically a story about a skeptical, somewhat superficial man who is taught by a blind man how to see.The 37 stories in this 526 page


  7. Nood-Lesse Nood-Lesse says:

    Devo dire che con nessun altro autore l effetto sorpresa stato pi violento che con Carver Le tre ore senza interruzioni in cui mi spazzolai da cima a fondo Di cosa parliamo quando parliamo d a rimarranno una delle mie esperienze pi significative di lettore, le paragonai ad una donna incontrata in vacanza Se quella stessa donna te la porti a casa la


  8. Lisa Lisa says:

    2.75 This book includes the best stories from other collections including What We Talk About When We Talk About LoveChoosing this sweeping collection of over 3 dozen stories as an introduction to Carver was a mistake Carver is known for his minimalism the less isschool The flip of that was certainly true for me TheI read, the less I liked the storie


  9. Tommy Tommy says:

    Miles Davis once said, when asked why he played such minimalist, modal melodies when his contemporaries were going for thefevered, manic sound of be bop, I try to only play the notes that matter That s Raymond Carver Sparse, deceptively simple, and capable of tearing your soul out by hitting the right notes, consistently, and with purity.Some of thes


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